02
Sep

Where should I do most of my processing in Har-Bal 3.0

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

Generally speaking, you should confine most of your processing to the mid view. In this view the filter changes you make are applied to both mid and side channels simultaneously which is equivalent to applying the same filter response to both channels.

Left and Right views are typically not used for editing except in special circumstances or for an effect.

The side view you can use to alter the stereo image of the track. Boosting levels will widen the stereo image and cutting will narrow it. A commonly useful usage of the side filter is to monophy the bass by applying a low shelf filter with a knee at around 300Hz.

You can easily delete the files created by Har-Bal after each project completion by clicking on File/Close and the File/Manage Files delete.

30
Jan

Hi, I bought Har-bal not to long ago and paid $175, now I see it is $125. Is it possible you can match the price and refund the difference?

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

Price matching will be honored only if the customer makes a request within 14 days of purchase.

03
Sep

I run a recording studio in South America, and became very interested in Har-Bal for doing “client mix versions” before sending the material to the mastering facility. Is there any Demo Version which I can test so I can verify if it will fulfill what I need?

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

There is a demo player application with filters to demonstrate the capabilities of Har-Bal that you can obtain below:

https://www.har-bal.com/example-filters

If you want to be able to demo it on your own material then you have to buy it and exercise the money back guarantee should you find it unsuitable for your needs. There is no fully functional demo and we don’t intend making one available in the future.

31
Aug

To whomever this may concern, I am having an issue with my purchase of Har-Bal 3.0. It seems that my license is being denied or my order is not being acknowledged.

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

Do you mean that the software was working and now claims to be unlicensed or the software has only now been used and claims to be unlicensed? In the former this may happen if you happen to disable you network card and run Har-Bal. The key will then be invalidated and you’ll need to re-install the key (when the network card is enable) to have it work again. Also, if you change the network device or main hard drive volume name the license binding may also become invalid, in which case you need to re-create the license.

For new installs the same applies, so you should be able to remedy the problem by re-creating and installing a new license key using the credentials from your invoice, namely:

Just make sure that there are no leading or trailing spaces in the name and order number fields as this will cause the request to fail. I’ve checked and you have enough license activations left to do so.

31
Aug

I downloaded my purchase onto a friend’s computer and saved it to a zip drive to put into my XP studio computer. When I got it into my XP computer, it says I need a license key and it says that I have no Network card. What does that mean?

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

If you want to run Har-Bal you must have an active network device on the computer. We use it for licensing purposes. That does not mean you need to be connected to the internet. If you don’t have one or have disabled it, either re-enable it, or purchase a USB Ethernet device to use as a dongle. See below for more information. This was in the “How to Install” link on the web site where you downloaded the software from.

31
Aug

I bought my Upgrade in January 2012 and often have the problem that I always need a new license to start Har-Bal but now I got a new one and there is a big problem because I can´t start the play engine after I tried the first error message is “Failed driver begin play operation” after the second try the message is “Failed to open driver”. I tried to check my preferences but all things are fine and ok and it works with other programs…

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

You are running an old version which had quite a few issues fixed in it. My first suggestion is to immediately download and install the latest version of the software, Har-Bal 3.0 release 4, which you can get from the original download link.

Log in using the customer name and order number from your invoice (the same as the credentials used to create the license key).

Be sure to uninstall the previous version before installing the new one and if you change from a 32 bit to 64 bit version or visa-versa then you will need to re-create the license key. I’d also recommend deleting the HarBal.ini which you can find in the folder,

C:\Users\{your user name}\AppData\Local\Har-Bal\Har-Bal 3.0

It might also help if you delete all the intermediate files that Har-Bal created (.hba, .hbfs, .hbfr and .hbir files).

31
Aug

I have both the 32bit and 64bit versions on my machine and Har-Bal 3.0 is not working.

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

You can only install one or the other. You cannot have both versions on the same machine.

31
Aug

I just reinstalled Har-Bal 3.0 on my new machine and my old Har-Bal 3.0 license is not working.

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

When you reinstall Har-Bal 3.0 you will be prompted to create or install a license. Please choose “Create a license”, and follow the instructions.

31
Aug

Do you have any sample videos I can view?

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

All videos are located in the Har-Bal forum.

31
Aug

Would you be so nice and share some Mid-Side tips to give “life” to a mono lead vocal (using your Har-Bal AIR feature)?

Written by JSD. Posted in FAQ

By definition, a mono track has no side component so mid-side processing can do nothing for you. All that you can do is to stereo’ise it using cross-coupled ambiance to simulate a space. In Har-Bal 3 using about 50% air should do that pretty well.

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Har-Bal 3 Manual

For those who are eager to learn more about Har-Bal version 3 the manual can be viewed on line here.
A PDF version can also be downloaded for viewing offline here

Har-Bal News

What the Pro’s Say

Clarke’s third law says “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. That is what you have done!
Chuck McDowell
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All I can say is wow!!! Witness the restoration of an old song “Shake that Body Music” I recorded/released in the mid 1980’s. This demonstration of the Har-bal 3.0 software proves this software is nothing short of amazing! When the song was uploaded to Earle, it had no dynamics, no power, or presence. I had absolutely no idea how much Har-bal 3.0 enhances audio until I listened to how it breathed life back into this song! I am extremely impressed and elated that my song was chosen to demonstrate the Har-bal 3.0 software! There is simply nothing on the market that compares. Thanks Earle and Har-bal 3.0!!!
Donald Harris
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Donald Harris
“(Har-Bal is) a cleverly implemented tool that fixes EQ problems with astonishing speed and precision…(it’s) is a welcome, important, well-designed program for those who believe mastering has much more to do with subtle response touch-ups than squashed dynamics. Very cool” Craig AndertonEQ Magazine Jan 2004
“Har-Bal is a truly unique program, extremely affordable and probably the quickest and easiest way to balance your audio material.” Ian Waugh, Music Tech MagazineMarch 2004
“Sounds good enough to use on commercial tracks. I found Har-bal an altogether more serious application than any other EQ ripping utility I’ve reviewed to date.” Martin Walker, Sound on Sound MagazineMarch 2004
“Overall, version 2.0 is a huge step forward, since it not only provides the means to improve the sound of your mixes, but also has a very good stab at doing this automatically. I can see IntuitQ being controversial in some mastering circles, but in my opinion the results speak for themselves.” Martin Walker, Sound on Sound MagazineMarch 2006
Overall, although it’s still initially harder to get to grips with than some rival ‘EQ ripper’ utilities, I still prefer Harbal, with its more considered approach to improving the final sound of an audio track, the detail of its manual and tutorials, and its helpful on-line user forum hosted by Har-Bal’s professional mastering and research engineers. It’s a serious tool that can teach you a lot about why your mixes don’t sound like commercial tracks, at the same time as improving them. Martin Walker, Sound On Sound MagazineJuly 2004
I don’t have to take my product to a high-end studio anymore – I have Har-Bal! Tameko StarMusic Dish
Australian developer Paavo Jumppanen has certainly delivered the goods on this one and turned a sceptic into a believer with this awesome piece of software. Har-Bal really does give eyes to your ears. Todd MacalpineOzmusicweed

Mastering Tutorial

The following is a mastering tutorial explaining many tips, tricks and audio mastering secrets. There are a number of methods used to accomplish harmonic balancing or spectral correction. Your tracks will sound their best when they are first processed in Har-Bal before any digital eq or multiband

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